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Stamper Adds Tailout Feeder to Boost Material Utilization

Friday, August 31, 2012
 
Tier 2 automotive stamper Kalida Manufacturing Inc., Kalida, OH, a division of KTH Industries, has added a Coe Press tailout (or secondary) feeder to one of its press lines, and as a result is experiencing a reduced scrap rate, and a safer process as well. The feeder, installed to deliver material to a Minster E4H-800 four-point press, resides downstream of a servo-feed unit, and telescopes through the press columns and into the die area. This arrangement reduces scrap, and also results in less material being left in the die.--that makes moving remaining material quicker and safer. Coe custom-designed the tailout feeder—4-in.-dia. upper rolls and 5-in.-dia. lower driven roll-- to attach directly to the existing servo-feed unit; www.cpec.com/.

Mexico Metalforming Tradeshow Named Best Event of the Year

Thursday, August 30, 2012
 
The FABTECH-METALFORM Mexico-AWS Weldmex tradeshow was named Best Event of the Year at the recent Eventus Award Ceremony in Cintermex. The tradeshow also earned awards for Best Industrial Show and Best Industrial Show Organizers. The next edition of the tradeshow takes place May 7-9, 2013, at Cintermex in Monterrey, Mexico: www.fabtechmexico.com/.

New IPA Knowledge Center a Great Resource on Perforated Materials

Thursday, August 30, 2012
 
The Industrial Perforators Association, Milwaukee, WI, has created an online knowledge center to offer designers, engineers, builders and architects a comprehensive resource on perforated materials. Included is a photo library showcasing numerous applications of perforated materials; buying tips; downloadable perforated patterns and specifications; and technical articles. It’s available at www.iperf.org/knowledgecenter.

 

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